Holly Cao won the No. 1 singles match against Yale (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 55 Harvard women’s tennis team fell Saturday afternoon to No. 40 Yale, 6-1. The loss came in the semifinals of the ECAC Indoor Championship hosted by Princeton.
The Bulldogs grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the match, capturing the doubles point after winning the No. 1 and 2 doubles matches. Samantha Rosekrans and Hannah Morrill won the No. 3 match for the Crimson, 8-2, over Silia DeFilippis and Elizabeth Epstein.
Holly Cao earned Harvard’s only point of the match, winning the No. 1 singles match. Cao took a two-set decision over Vicky Brook, 7-6, 6-0. She remains undefeated this spring in singles play (6-0). Yale would go on to win the final five singles matches and earn a trip to the finals on Sunday.
Harvard will take on the loser of the No. 36 Princeton-Brown match Sunday at noon for third place.
No. 40 Yale def. Harvard: 6-1
No. 1 Cao, Harvard def. Brook, Yale: 7-6, 6-0
No. 2 Epstein, Yale def. Tachibana, Harvard: 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
No. 3 Seiderman, Yale def. Norton, Harvard: 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Kent, Yale def. Blosser, Harvard: 3-6, 6-4, 2-2(7-5)
No. 5 Petrelli, Yale def. Rosekrans, Harvard: 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Sullivan, Yale def. Gridley, Harvard: 6-3, 6-1
No. 1 Brook/Clark, Yale def. Norton/Tachibana, Harvard: 8-6
No. 2 Kent/Sullivan, Yale def. Cao/Blosser, Harvard: 8-3
No. 3 Rosekrans/Morrill, Harvard def. DeFilippis/Epstein, Yale: 8-2